Press Release

Dr. Anthony Allen to Speak at HLGU Commencement Ceremony

Friday, April 11, 2014
by Rebecca Sneed

Hannibal-LaGrange University will hold its May commencement ceremony at 10 am on Saturday, May 3, in the Mabee Sports Complex. Approximately 300 graduate candidates are scheduled to receive degrees.

This year's commencement speaker will be HLGU president, Dr. Anthony Allen. A North Carolina native, Allen was raised in a Christian home. He played football for four years at Duke University where he was a defensive tackle and graduated with a degree in history and religion. He earned both the Master of Divinity with language degree and the Master of Theology ethics degree at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C., where he also worked 1993-2007, beginning as director of admissions and advancing to vice-president for institutional development.

Allen began at Midwestern Seminary in 2007 as the senior vice president for administration, and the chief operational officer, became the senior vice president for institutional advancement in 2007, and in 2012 took on his previous job title as senior VP for administration and COO. In 2011, Allen earned an Ed.D from North Carolina State University.

Dr. Allen and his wife, Stacy, have five children: Bethany, Evan, Leighton, Annaliese, and Brinley.

During the graduation ceremony, the Parkway Distinguished Professor will be announced. This award is given by Parkway Baptist Church in St. Louis. Selection for the award is based on professional and personal outstanding contributions to Christian education.

Contact Information

Carolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations